There are a couple of amazing men that need to be mentioned who were trailblazers when it comes to the dawn of the automobile industry. Let’s look at 8 of those men who were behind over 100,000 patents.
1. John Lambert
In 1891 John Lambert designed America’s first car powered by gasoline.
2. Nikolaus August Otto
This invention came in 1876 and it was one of the most important when it comes to engine design. He built the first usable four-stroke internal combustion engine called the “Otto Cycle Engine.”
3. Henry Ford
Henry Ford did a lot for the car industry like improving the assembly line, popularizing cars that run on gas and inventing a transmission mechanism.
4. Karl Benz
This German man was the first to design a usable car powered by an internal-combustion engine. This happened in 1885.
5. Rudolf Diesel
He invented the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine.
6. Gottlieb Daimler
His invention brought about a revolution in car design since he invited a gas engine which made it possible. This happened in 1885 and in 1886 he made the first four-wheeled car.
7. Charles Franklin Kettering
Charles Franklin Kettering invented the first car that ran on an electrical ignition system and a usable engine-driven generator.
8. Duryea Brothers
These two brothers designed the first commercial car powered by gasoline, it was Charles and Frank Duryea. They were initially bicycle makers but got interested in automobiles.